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40% of california prisoners serving life sentences were sentenced for -- african-american despite california being 6.6 african-american. three strikes stands as a stark reminder of the unintended democracy. the stakes are just as high in the stakes around the country as history is poised to be made. voters have the chance to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for use by adults. voters in maryland could be the first to endorse gay marriage by popular vote. voters seem poised to pass a proposition that would reform that same three strikes law. using direct democracy. joining us is sue, the director of policy and strategic politics at the state's network. adam, the founder and president of freedom to marry and bob herbert back at the table. sue, i want to start with you. there was an iconic moment in 2004, particularly with the anti-gay marriage ballot initiatives. it seemed like the right seized this particular tactic as their own and were using it. the other thing that strikes me is this initiatives passed in a bunch of states and taxpayer bill of rights passed in colorado. surve
effective in other arenas. >> now california farmers are threatened by prop 37, a controversial proposition that would increase foot costs by billions of dollars. >> bill: i'll tell you how unfortunately successful that was. here is a guy who was not successful and who i can't wait to make fun of later in the program. >> anyone who thinks that this race is anything but a toss up right now is such an idealogue. >> i knew he needed to get out of the house i knew this would give him so much life. >> (grunting) >> i love getting a rise out of him. >> nice, good job. >> (grunts) >> goodnight, muffy. >> goodnight. >> love you. >> "more than me" the world television premire. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone is ready with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ ♪ [ voice of
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two co-workers in california and when did to others before taking his own life. the california man behind an anti islam video that sparked local protest has been sentenced to a year in prison. and wednesday, he was ordered to spend 12 months behind bars for violating the terms of his probation from a prior conviction following a 2010 check fraud conviction, he was not allowed to use the internet. under the alias of sam basseley, he produced the "innocence of muslims" which produced outrage in muslim countries after been circulated online. hundreds of people gathered at the university of mississippi wednesday to denounce racism on campus. it was one day after heated protest against president obama's re-election. after the results were announced tuesday night, a crowd of several hundred gathered in anger with some reportedly shouting racial slurs. at least two people were arrested. with the 2012 election in the books, the price tag for combined spending by federal candidates, their parties and outside groups like super pacs totals more than $6 billion. the election's biggest private
with state and local officials. we flew power company from california to help restore power. getting fuel into the area. direct assistance to help with food and lodging. we're doing everything we can that we stand by the people in the eastern seaboard. >> your predecessor karl rove, top strategist for george w. bush, that sandy has given president an advantage? >> we think this has been a stable race. i think karl rove might have said that, because a few days ago he predicted a big romney win. ro so, listen, we're confident that the president has the electoral votes to win this. if we get our vote out. >> you remain so confident. you talked about the firewall. but we're seeing mitt romney going to pennsylvania today. i know you and a lot of democrats think that's a desperation move. some of the polls are tightening right there. a state that you haven't invested a lot of resources, are you worried at all. >> we have a great organization in pennsylvania. we have been working it for two years. a great organization. great volunteers. this is a desperate employ at the end of the campaign. for
burned to the ground and others flooded. >> things like this happened in missouri and in california and they don't happen here . this is -- it is terrible. >> gretchen: amazingly no one was killed or seriously hurt. a train goes up in flames in louisville, kentucky . they were trying to separate two rail cars that derailed. it was carries husband dus material. hobby lobby, a christian owned business will argue about employers having to cover insurance cost for the morning after pill . the hearing is expected to begin at 10 : 30 this morning. long-time senator bob men edez. daily caller reporting that while he was in dominican republic. that he used two prostitutes. they recognized him later as the septemberor. he is up for reelection on tuesday. his spokesman said we refuse to respond to a false accusation. mr. 1: that is quite a story. exercise your second amendment right and you would pay the price. one county one step closer to taxing gun owners for health care costs. >> the president's david axelrod betting his own mustache on a win in minnesota. he might not want to see the pol
, the ballot initiative process in california is so famous. i do want to say that california had a couple of controversial ones here, 1, they did not vote down the death penalty, still allowed in california. 2, it looks like they passed a tax measure to make california the most taxed state in the union. so that's controversial here in california. a bit of a surprise, considering the economy here in the golden state isn't the best. but you mention the process, the ballot process across the country. yes, definitely, same-sex marriage and marijuana both faired very well at the ballot box. maine passed it, as well as maryland and washington, all passing referendums, allowing for same-sex marriage. they legalized it again in maine, maryland and washington, and an amendment to vote against it in minnesota is too close to call at this hour. meantime, to the medical marijuana front, we know that two big states here that passed the medical marijuana were -- lost you here, montana. and in oregon, it's failing. the interesting vote with marijuana was the fact that colorado and washington allowed it
in santa barbara, california. caller: hello. good morning. i guess my comment is, and kind of glad that the spectacle of elections are over. and maybe we can start to focus on some of the serious issues that still remain. i notice you just made a comment that reid had put out an olive branch to john boehner and mitch mcconnell. i am hoping that at some point in the future that may be c-span can run some segments on the article 5 convention. i really think that we needed to a convention of state delegates to deliberate over certain issues that none of the candidates talked about. i am very concerned about proprietary source codes and electronic voting machines. i am concerned about voter fraud, i am concerned about corporate control of what makes it out of a committee to the floor for a vote and what does not. my comment is, am glad the elections are over. i hope it can start to address some serious issues. host: that is john in santa barbara. usa today lead editorial -- voters can obama a subdued second term mandate. barack obama is election in 2008 made history purity become the f
from california to help restore power, getting fuel into the area, and direct assistance to help with food and lodging. this is going to take a while. we're doing everything we can that we stand by the people in the eastern seaboard. >> your predecessor karl rove, top strategist for george w. bush, has said that hurricane sandy the last week, has helped give the president a real boost politically? >> listen, we're not worried about the politics. we're worried about doing the right thing by those acted by the race. we think this has been a stable race. i think karl rove might have said that, because a few days ago he predicted a big romney win. listen, we're confident that the president has the electoral votes to win this, if we get our vote out. and that's what we're focused on. >> you remain so confident. you talked about the firewall. ohio, iowa and wisconsin. but we're seeing mitt romney going to pennsylvania today. i know you and a lot of democrats think that's a desperation move. but some of the polls are tightening right there. and it is a state that you haven't invested a
. california voters face a tough choice at the poll today. raise taxes or get hit with massive budget cuts. it's an issue that would have nationwide ramifications. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we have been covering here on "cbs this morning." >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. >> this is the day when voters choose the next president of the united states. >> early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state. >> one day away from a fresh start. one day away from the first day of a new beginning. >> i talked to a top campaign ad last night. he said romney was confident and that they're feeling good. >> the election may be already over, actually, and we don't know it. >> it's going to be a narrow race. we're even or ahead in nearly every one of these battleground states. >> you know the governor like i do, he's not someone to sit around until the job is done. >> the nor'easter is sure to make life harder for sandy's victim
election on either side. >> i will turner to the audience starting with dan glickman but california we have had a big shake up there in a new redistricting -- what are you watching in california? >> air seats that are in levels of contention. summer non-republican and democrat on democrat spending huge sums of money. as republican campaign chairman, california is always the toughest state force in a presidential race and eyes in eyes has been going into the presidency year, the turnout could hurt us. once you get and lend inland a little bit, california a little bit different at this point but that is something. it comes late and we want to make sure in we don't get her clock cleaned. i always get nervous about california. >> i advise pointed out to my friends at my home state of texas does not believe in referendum, recall or that good government stuff and i think we don't have term limits. i think that the fact that we have this crazy long california which was the result of the referendum i think is unfortunate and not good for the political process. >> the primary or the redistricting co
-women, anti-voting laws first began? well, voters shut that down too. california and illinois now have democratic super-majorities in both chambers. democrats flipped both chambers in maine. republicans lost their super majorities in arizona, and democrats claimed new majorities and statehouses in colorado, minnesota and new hampshire. americans stood up for progress, and that's what elections are all about. >> that's why we do this. that's what politics can be. that's why elections matter. it's not small, it's big. >> this election was big. it signaled that the reagan view of government and politics is fading into the past. we are more diverse, hopeful nation, and viewers voted that way on tuesday. >>> joining me now is richard wolffe, vice president and executive editor of msnbc.com, and alicia menendez, host and producer of huff post live. thank you both for being here. >> let any go to you, do you agree that republicans' loss tuesday went way beyond? >> yes, they lost on the positioning, the branding of the party f and, you know, you can look at it state by state, look at it issue
to california. her family would like to go back. she might still around again because -- she raised $215 million. she is the house's biggest fund- raiser. >> we will end up with a more polarized congress. steny hoyer is more moderate. he is an institutional -- has been around for decades and represents a lot of the new democrats. the big question will be, will party, a caucus dominated by liberals and i would say democrats are much more liberal than your average democrat around the country. will they tolerate steny hoyer who they do not see as one of their own? they see him as a compromiser. >> the white house has been ignoring -- democrats have been an afterthought. if they had a leader, there would have more muscle. >> one thing that i find interesting to watch is when you can step back and look at the bigger picture, you have a house that is not budging and testing republican. which means that how frustrated that american people are about the non action, about the tea party. this means that i think barack obama should be on the losing end of this campaign because the american people want a ch
house and he lost california where he is building a car elevator. so i would say to know him ain't to love him. >> that says a lot. >> bill: and paul ryan lost wisconsin. i mean romney lost wisconsin but paul ryan didn't help. boy, if i got to tell you florida still up for grabs. >> bill: that's why we're there for you every day. >> caller: i appreciate it. i'm over here by west palm, we're already called, done, it's set. now we're just waiting for the minutiae to finally get through. >> bill: that's in large part to good people like you who made it happen. those people standing in those long lines in florida, i don't know that i could do that. rick scott, trying to tamp it down prevent people from vote, no, no no, we're going to stand in line. they did it. >> this was an interesting election because you could, you could do this last election, too, but more people are checking twitter if you're waiting in line, you have twitter, so there was a big movement saying stay in line. if the polls close at 8:00 and you're in line at 7:58, stay in line. >> bill: there was a place in virgi
won this election by a 50-48% margin. that may go up to around off 51-48 when california comes in california's last time to wipe weeks to count its votes. account with five cars in brazil but i'm not sure what california is so much less technologically advanced. but there we are. for all these figures are necessarily a little incomplete as they apply to the nation. there's some other states with votes still out, too. it appears that obama will get a huge electoral vote advantage out of this relatively narrow popular vote margin. assuming he carries florida what he is in current counts ahead in the miami-dade county, people are this year counting votes without the assistance of many republican and democratic lawyers. with florida commit electoral vote, 332-206. bush was a 51-40 margin in 2004 only got 286 votes. obama was slightly less it appeared, gets 332. i think there's a certain structural demographic advantage for democrats in the electoral college in this era. democratic voters tend to be clustered in something large metropolitan areas, and in particular neighborhoods, an
. >> could you see sunday about california? we have had a big shake-up there. >> some are republican on republican and democrat on democrat, where they are spending huge sums of money. as the chairman, it is always a tough race. that is something -- it comes late and we want to make sure we do not get our clock cleaned. i would get nervous about california. >> i always pointed out to my friends that my own state does believe in a referendum or recall. we do not have term limits. >> the redistricting commission was ok. i have become much more sympathetic to a bipartisan redistricting. even if one of those gets over 50%, the top to have to run in the general election. it makes no sense to me and the california system -- >> i like the system because it forces basically candidate to talk to everybody and not just to a narrow slice of the electorate. it makes for better governance. >> it will serve as heads of your congressional campaign committees for your respective parties and you have alluded to the way things have changed since you were running these campaign committees. the influenc
it comes to nontransportation, you'll never guess. who wants to guess? california. who would have thought. >> i would have thought new york. >> exactly. because of subwaist. but this is nontransportation. -- because of subways. but this is nontransportation. 40% of our energy consumption is hvac. heating and cooling buildings, build they be residential, commercial or factory. 35% is transportation. and california in 1978 passed building standards under then governor brown who was known partially for this in the doons burry as governor moonbeam but he got it passed. so every building in california had energy standards and it's made california very efficient. these are the kinds of things -- i said portman and sheheen have been compromising. my view, katrina -- sorry -- sandy gave some impetus to dealing with climate change. and i said in new york we're going to pay for climate change one way or another. we can pay for it after each natural disaster. we in new york have had 50 -- sorry -- we have had 300 or -- sorry. phrasing it wrong. we have had in the last three or four years we have had
. in california you had the new system. the democrats are going to make gains in california or could make gains in california. that's something that has to come in on a state level. pennsylvania is a perfect example. states that obama won by five points. i think the delegation of pennsylvania will be like 13/5 republican coming out. >> i'm sorry, it brings it back to the fact that all politics are local. if i ever learned anything before, i've learned that about this presidency and how it's not just one man that can do things. we have to really pay attention. >> yes. >> people don't. >> i think our chances of getting universal registration, same day voter registration are far better than ending the gerrymandering which is at the state level. democrats in the house won by over 500,000 votes and yet they only picked up 18. i can assure you they'll fight back. >> when we come up next, i've got a letter. y'all know you love my mailbag. my letter today to ohio's john houston. stay with us. look how small they were! [ husband ] transfer! [ male announcer ] free data transfer at home. you just deleted
and kirkpatrick democratic candidate and jonathan hunton, a republican event in california 26th district also the democratic when julie of the tony strickland, the republican, and then also michigan first dan, the republican in a four way race is the victor in michigan first district. those are some of the races that have been called. there are a few other out standing once. go to our website come c-span.org, and then also as i told you yesterday in the presidential race, in florida has yet to be called here is the absentee ballot voting delay to push right on the floor of the election. we don't know where the 29 electoral votes will go but have made every outcome of the presidential election. back to the topic here. what was your message to washington? a lot of newspaper articles this morning about the fiscal the cliff and that is what faces -- >> we will leave this portion of this morning's washington journal now to go live to the american enterprise institute for panel discussions on the election with fox news channel commentator michael barone, inside out columnist norman borkenstein and
's its interaction of both of those things with voters. 1978 it was proposition 13 in california, which had to do with reducing state services, and an effort to reduce the size of government, and reduce taxes. that was two years before ronald reagan won the presidency. in a way it forshadowed that. but the most interesting thing about leadership is leadership can't come from the top. it has to be in response to people at the grass roots, and it's this interchange between the two that's so fascinating and works in the american system when it's working at its best. >> woodruff: we're seeing mark shield showing me there's a report in maryland, where they're still counting the votes, but it looks as if the gay marriage initiative there i? >> 51.5% for with 84% of the vote in. >> woodruff: we can also report-- and i'm reading this from the associated press wires, that even though-- well, whatever happens with paul ryan-- and it does appear he was not successful in his bid to become vice president-- he has been apparently re-elected as a congressman from the state of wisconsin. that's somethi
, a little california adventure, to mar run county, california, after being in manhattan or brooklyn for 21, 22 years. >> host: why'd you move out there? >> guest: we wanted to try something different. our kids were at a nice age where they were out of diapers, but today didn't yet have girlfriends -- [laughter] and we have three boys. and we have this nice thing where we can kind of live anywhere because we have a lot of flexibility. i don't have to go into a office, my wife -- who used to work at mtv -- isn't working there now. and so -- >> host: may we ask who your wife is? >> guest: my wife is alexa robinson, she was a producer at mtv. she wasn't a vijay. >> host: okay. >> guest: and she -- and so we wanted to try and go on some kind of adventure with the kids to take advantage of the fact that we can live anywhere. and i've always loved northern california, and i have a lot of friends out there. because of all the technology projects that i've been involved with and things that i've written about, you know, it was helpful professionally to be out there for a while. so we've been off on
to the idiot republican leader of california. it looked like somebody has slapped him with a cold fish. he invented proposition 187. >> stephanie: yeah and we have come a long way since that. i was just thinking about that yesterday in california. look at any -- it's like gay rights or any -- when it's the right thing to do you know, when it is all about human beings, i'm telling you -- it used to be okay to talk like that, remember? >> caller: pete wilson should % have had a latino mate like arnold. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: yeah, it was a bad day for the haters. latino vote devastated the gop even worse than the exit polls showed. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: obama won by an aye-popping 75-23 margin. the exit poll of 71%. that is huge. >> huge! >> huge! >> stephanie: in colorado latinos went for the president by 87% to 10. >> wee. >> stephanie: and the pole director says this makes known the latino giant is wide awake, cranky and taking names. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: let's go to gail in syracuse. >> caller: hi steph. >> stephanie
on in california or alaska. >> speculation in 2000 it may have affected the outcome of the election because people in the western time zone. >> and 1980 when carter people felt that way. and it affected the house and senate races sometimes. >> jon: nobody seemed to be questioning george stephanopolous former spokesman for bill clinton, angering the coverage for abc. >> i think george stephanopolous has done a good job of transitioning a reporter role. karl has a side. he has a side. he is allowed to have a side. it's out in the open. >> jon: next on news watch, no longer an election issue. would the benghazi attack get any real media attention? >> it's too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on americans. >> cbs releases a new clip adding more controversy on the deadly attacks in benghazi. was cbs and other media helping the white house spin a cover-up over the terror attacks? details next on news watch. bhap >>> live from america's news headquarters israel firing warning spots at neighboring syria since the first time since the civil
like to be the new chief of staff to the governor of california. that was one where no one told him. we knew -- we were looking at returns coming in over the computer, and we saw it dwindling away. he wasn't up. i was the one who had to tell him because the top guys -- >> we put an absentee ballot program in effect in california in 1982 and we won the absentee ballots. he won election day but we had enough absentee ballots. >> that was the first time the absentee ballot gambit had been played and one. they came in and said why don't you go over the numbers with the mayor. megyn: do you bottom line it to the man saying you have lost? or do you just say -- >> i say there is going to be 100,000 votes coming in from orange county in a few minutes and when it does we'll go behind and i don't see a place where we can make it up. and you just don't have -- megyn: they work so hard no matter how want to win. they both work so hard. they have so many people who worked for them. god bless american democracy. this is the way it works. about it must be hard to recover. >> both of these candidates a
actions they are going to take. but here's the rub. this is already going on in california with medical marijuana. there is no provision in the federal law for medical marijuana. they are allowing california and the state government to distribute medical marijuana. holder wrote a letter saying we'll strongly oppose this and prosecute this. they have done nothing. my answer to you, your honor is let's look at past behavior to predict future behavior. megyn: how can they do it? >> how can the feds do it? megyn: how can colorado thumb its nose? >> you are italian, you know. megyn: i think the thumb changes everything. you don't know what i'm trying to say. sorry. jonna, how can colorado pass a law like this when you have got a federal law that says pot is illegal? >> they are running a big risk. anybody walking down the street smoking a joint and a federal agent want to arrest them, they can. then that person could go to federal jail for a year when, for example, in new york, let's say you get caught. you are going to get a slap on the wrist and a $50 fine. but if the feds catch up iten by
the 2000 election when he said -- promised reporters, swore to us that he was going to win california, taking 320 votes in the electoral college. >> the same karl rove? >> the karl rove math. >> michelle, while romney has gone ugly and negative and he has a new ad out and uses the endorsement of colin powell. take a listen. >> will you endorse president obama? >> yes. when he took over we were in one of the worst recessions we had seen in recent times, close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization come back in the final community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry. >> so he's touting his record. he has a are republican colin powell touting his record. he's going positive in the -- in light of all of this ugliness. >> he is, although if you listen to the radio ads that are around in virginia, which is a big swing state, he also has some groups out there who are doing something akin to what the republicans are doing. not to quite the same degree but scaring people about health care and guy rights and stuff like that. but
is going to help them. in california here we deal with earthquakes. where i'm front in texas we dealt with tornadoes. people in florida deal with hurricanes. new york does not. to get federal help from experts who know how to deal with this issue instead of within the state who may not understand what they need to do. that's important. that's why we work together. >> we have a clip from the five. there has never been a point that well-made. >> look, when push comes to shove, to answer the question in what rome would do, romney would do, chris christie, i don't want federal money. i would punch them in the money before i take federal money. now after the storm, federal money, i'm begging you we need the federal money. >> if you go in surgery you get your toe chopped off and then you're somebody who hates malpractice lawyers. but what happens the doctor chops your toe off oh, i malpractice. when you need the federal government, it's there. >> i like cenk's chris christie choicevoice for the guy who gets his toe chopped off. >> it's like a self self-fulfilling prophecy. they have got to
and california in the last 24 hours that shows obama losing nine to ten points even more than that in connecticut off of his 2008 performance and that would represent a pretty substantial decline that's greater than that elsewhere in the country. in terms of the hurricane it's hard to say. i'm not sure about what areas are affected. the atlantic coast of new jersey is not in a democratic area. staten island will vote for romney. suffolk county, new york is divided. i don't know how much turnout will fall on the city of new york. if i want does it would make a difference. >> democrats are contesting on the shore, there's talk maybe the republican areas hardest hit there. i want to ask you another thing about the battleground. i took a look this morning and it seems there's basically a fire wall here that obama has on tuesday that involves three states, ohio, wisconsin, and nevada. if romney won basically everything else that's up for grabs in not these three states he would be short of 270. he would have 267. if you look at the clear averages in these three states these are persistent leads. ohio,
in california, having elected barack obama and just the immediate punch in the stomach with prop 8. >> chicago, having left grant park and saw the numbers coming in california, i remember feeling like this whole sort of -- mixed feeling of elation and depression at the same time that my home state could do that. well now four states after 32 consecutive losses over 32. no state had ever voted for marriage equality. four states yesterday. all voted for marriage equality. minnesota voted down same-sex marriage ban and maine and maryland. so it's now -- what is it? 4-36. we're 4-4 in this election. that's amazing. >> stephanie: david, that's what i was saying. for some reason for me it feels sweeter this time around because it feels more inclusive. it feels -- and as i was saying, it is just this solid wall of obstructionism. nastiness, racism, whatever you want to call it that this president has had to deal with. do you know what i'm saying? wasn't that an amazing feeling last night? >> it was. that's really -- th
, we don't know what is going to happen. nancy pelosi is in california. her home in napa valley was broken into on monday. so, she actually has some little housekeeping to take care of. apparently people broken. they don't know what is missing. sort of this bizarre thing. in the event he does retire or resign from congress, steny hoyer would be the front runner to take over as minority leader. the subtext -- almost a shakespearean subtext -- between steny hoyer and nancy pelosi, they have in turn together on capitol hill in the 1960's and they have been rivals for years. the last 10 or 12 years, competing for leadership positions in the democratic caucus. hoyer would very much like to be minority leader and he would make a bid. the question now is whether pelosi is trying to live up somebody who she -- who would be her successor of choice. there is a lot of trauma and we just don't know where the dominoes will fall until we know her intentions. it >> just to wrap up -- who is in the next generation of would- be party leaders who would like to have pelosi's endorsement or if not
fewer voters for romney very mccain, it was 1.3 but a million came from california which wasn't going to have an impact on the race. and obama is down from 2008. does it matter? but it's interesting. >> i thought the fascinating thing about it, sean, was that when you take the states obama carried that were not swing states, his vote share dropped by 2 points, 4 points. on the once that were swing states that he carried it dropped by almost the same, 2 points, 1 point. but 90% of the money was spent in the swing states. and we all, politicians, have to go back to the drawing board because basically, fundamentally the campaigns didn't matter. what mattered were the debates, the storm, the convention, benghazi, the jobs report, the unemployment rate, not those tv ads we all ran. >> there were two things i would improve upon if the republicans want to listen to me. i'm a register conservative. number one, i think it was a mistake not to be more aggressive in the third debate in particular. i don't know who came up with that idea but i said it at the time i thought that was a mistake. and
for a minute in the battleground states. what about california? if part of you can't get 45% of the vote, much above 40% of the vote in california is not a party about the future. >> and blaming chris christie is exactly maybe what's wrong with the party. you tell me. he should step above it. but can he? >> i think there are a lot of republicans that need to fight back. and you look at this party, jon meacham, this party has lost 5 out of the last 6 elections when it comes to the popular vote. and they had a great victory two years ago, but the same thing happened in 1994. look historically, jon. 1992, bill clinton, a new democrat wins. two years later rejected by a republican revolution. two years later, re-elected. the same thing has happened again. by republicans who have won. republicans won an historic landslide. we were here two years ago. a lot of unhappy democrats. two years later, they're seen as overreaching and rejected by the american people. >> democrats have shown a greater capacity of the modern era to learn from adversity. and the '94 example is the great one. president bush, i
will be seen in retrospect as something close to the proposition in california. incredibly shortsighted with long-term consequences. whatever those republican governors and legislators thought they were doing, every latino population in the country and thought not only are you not competing for are revoked, you do not want our vote to. the gop is not even getting up to have argument about policies of this point. there is this time of tremendous identity of -- how often do you go to church? there is the identity politics. our system is frozen with the two out of three close presidential elections happening. >> right here. >> janet. george washington university school of public health. there was a lot of discussion on women's issues. i am wondering if you can speak to the role of gender in the governing. we are seeing more candidates who are successful in their elections and one state's -- is entirely female. >> kelly ayote. when you have that kind of coalition and the democratic party and that remarkable picture of the congressional committee of all republican and not white men talking a
but actually you can't tell the total number of votes in the nation until california gets around to doing it. you know, some states count them very clean and don't seem to have any problem. >> megyn: how about virginia? is that true of virginia. >> virginia, that has been true. when george allen was defeated for senator six years ago by 6,000 or 7,000 votes, virginia went right down, you know, they went back over that, i believe there was recount or reexpectation of the vote, less than 100 votes changed. it was pretty straightforward. new hampshire is famous for doing that well, too and so forth. other states have had bigger problems. >> bret: we should point out if we put that back up. that was the national popular vote total. that will pop up throughout the night as well. you will see the actual vote total through the night. these are all the states throughout the nation and there you see it as it continues to tick up and for us, after the iowa caucuses, the difference was added, 61256 right now so i don't have to pull out the calculator. >> megyn: didn't you get yelled at by math teacher
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